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D'Iberville's Knight falls at UFC 214

UFC featherweight Jason Knight fell short against top five featherweight Ricardo Lamas at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
UFC featherweight Jason Knight fell short against top five featherweight Ricardo Lamas at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. amccoy@sunherald.com

D'Iberville native Jason Knight was stopped in the first round to Ricardo Lamas in their featherweight bout at UFC 214 on Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Lamas, a slight betting underdog, won by TKO at 4:34 in round one.

Knight (17-3) had his four match winning streak snapped.

Lamas (17-5), ranked third among UFC featherweights, opened with a takedown early in the opening round, but Knight nearly had a few submission attempts.

Knight got back to his feet in the latter half of the round, but “The Bully” landed a hard shot that hurt his opponent. Lamas followed up with a number of combinations to stun Knight. Lamas jumped on top of him and pounded him out with ground-and-pound. late in the first round.

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